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Sprinting- looking like a world class athlete

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:35 pm
by work of art
Will doing sprint intervals build muscle mass in the lower body.

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:49 pm
by amivan
yes? but it's much more beneficial to combine weight training and sprint training

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:10 pm
by Ironman
no

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:32 pm
by Matt Z
You have to keep in mind that competative sprinters also weight train. You won't get the sprinter look by running alone.

Re: Sprinting- looking like a world class athlete

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:53 pm
by Stephen Johnson
work of art wrote:Will doing sprint intervals build muscle mass in the lower body.
The type of muscular hypertrophy that a bodybuilder has is useless (actually, detrimental) to a sprinter. The sprinter's goal is to have a high power to bodyweight ratio. That's what gives him his speed. Sprinters are more muscular than endurance runners, but you won't see Carl Lewis or Bob Hayes entering a Mr. Universe contest, much less winning one.